ARUBA–Representatives of Port St. Maarten are at the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Platinum Associate Member Advisory Council (PAMAC) meeting in Aruba this week. PAMAC brings together Platinum Members of FCCA who meet with more than 30 high-ranking FCCA Member Line cruise executives as part of a relationship and business-building process.
Port representatives will deliver the news that for five consecutive months (January to May), cruise numbers have been positively showing a 5.1 per cent growth when compared to the same period in 2016.
The destination received in the past five months 923,600 cruise passengers from 347 cruise calls.
PAMAC kicks off with a reception on Wednesday evening and thereafter a series of meetings and networking events are planned for Thursday and Friday to discuss industry trends and standards and develop relationships and mutual benefits for the cruise lines and members, companies and destinations.
Representing the Port are General and Government Affairs Officer Bertrand Peters, and Sales and Marketing representative Ichel Moeslikan and Business Development Officer Alexander Gumbs. They will be joined by St. Maarten Tourist Bureau Product Development Officer Cherinah Franken.
“Reinventing Cruise St. Maarten is an on-going process for Port St. Maarten. We are looking forward to attending PAMAC in order to renew our relations with the cruise line industry and to attract additional cruise business for the country,” Port St. Maarten Management Team said on Monday.
The PAMAC event is one of many that the FCCA coordinates for its Platinum Members and Member Lines to stay at the forefront of information about both the industry and destinations while finding ways to maximize the benefits for all.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/66831-port-reps-attend-fcca-pamac